Politician’s Manual. The Constitution of the United States of America – Ratified, September 17th, 1787; Together With The Amendments, And Proposed Amendments; Also, Statements Defining The Powers And Duties Of The Departments Of Government, Statistics of the United States
Octavo, 32pp. Blue wraps, title printed on cover, congressional table on back. Slight loss on upper left corner, not affecting text. (Sabin 63821)
Comments: With descriptions of the various departments of the Federal Government. Separate page noting the recent ratification of the 13th Amendment, and two pages on the proposed 14th Amendment. In his preface, written in the midst of cries for Johnson’s impeachment, Distrunell notes “the conflict now unhappily existing between different political parties in the United States, is assuming a fearful importance, from the fact that the head of the Executive Department has placed himself in opposition to the Legislative branch of the nation.
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